garrison keillor: born in augusta, maine, dorianne laux worked as a cook, a gas station manager, a maid and a doughnut holer before receiving a b.a. in english. the author of four books of poems, she now lives with her husband, poet joseph millar, in raleigh, north carolina, where she teaches at north carolina state university. her book facts about the moon was a finalist for the national book critics circle award. "dust." someone spoke to me last night, told me the truth. just a few words, but i recognized it. i knew i should make myself get up, write it down, but it was late, and i was exhausted from working all day in the garden, moving rocks. now, i remember only the flavor-- not like food, sweet or sharp.